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Book Review: Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease - Keep Working, Girlfriend!
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Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working, Girlfriend!
Rosalind Joffe, MEd and Joan Friedlander

Book Details:
Published: June 2008
ISBN: 1932603689 / 9781932603682
Format: Softcover
Pages: 216
Regular Price: $18.95
Web Price: $17.05
Where to buy: Demos Medical Publishing

Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease is a book for women who live with chronic illness, encouraging them to stay employed to preserve their independence and sense of self. Rich with information and inspiration, it is the voice of warmth, wisdom, understanding, and compassion.

Filled with tips, tricks and first-person accounts from women who have made similar choices in their own lives, this unique book is a resounding call for self-reliance and resilience. The book identifies the factors that making working particularly difficult for women with autoimmune disease, and then offers practical suggestions to address them.

The authors take a hard, yet inspirational look at what it takes be successful in a job, including developing strategies and tactics, evaluating communication skills, building a support team and considerations for self-employment.

Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease looks issues such as:
  • The complex nature of autoimmune disease
  • The correlation between disease, diagnosis, and career development
  • How life-changing strategies and concrete tactics can allow you to discover the spirit within

About the Authors:

Rosalind Joffe, MEd
Building on her experience living with chronic illnesses, including MS and ulcerative colitis, Rosalind Joffe founded the executive career coaching practice,, dedicated to help others with chronic illness develop the competencies they need to succeed. She is a recognized national expert on chronic illness in the workplace. As a leading executive career coach, she has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, ABC Radio, as well as a variety of regional and national media outlets. Rosalind has published in dozens of disease organization and health journals. She is a sought-after speaker and workshop leader for organizations that include the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, BiogenIdec, State Street Global, New Directions, Association of Career Professionals,, New England Arthritis Foundation, and the Scleroderma Association.

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